Elisa Bruno, EU Policies and Outreach Manager, ECAS
A new Deliberative-Collaborative eDemocracy model is emerging worldwide. This model can ensure high quality policy-making by involving citizens directly in the policy process through the use of Web 2.0 facilities to enhance and manage large-scale information in a collaborative process. As a part of this model, crowdsourcing for policy-making has been used at national and local levels to gather information and knowledge from an undefined crowd using ICT and the Internet. Thanks to crowdsourcing, policy-makers co-legislate with citizens, who then become part of the political process in-between elections.
Phi Beta Iota: This is half the solution. The other half is public intelligence in the public interest — the blending of education, intelligence, and research in a completely transparent manner such that holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineeering become the intellectual and moral standard of entire populations.
2014 UN Paper: Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything